Electric Hendrix Vodka Pulled From Shelves In Lawsuit Victory
The Hendrix estate has been a subject of controversy since the guitarist's death in 1970. Because he died without a will the estate went to his father, Al Hendrix. Control of the estate went to Janie Hendrix, the adopted daughter of Al after his death in 2002. Leon Hendrix was reportedly cut out of his father's will and sued Janie in 2004 for a piece of the estate. His claim was denied.Branding a vodka with the image of someone who died during a drunken episode has always been somewhat of a strange move which the estate branded 'a sick joke' back in 2007. Janie Hendrix said in a press release that "this judgment recognizes our family's long-standing commitment to preserve the Jimi Hendrix legacy and artistic vision."
Some of the controversial bottles will likely find a home on eBay. So far this morning, there's just one listing for a mini bottle with a buy-it-now price of $22.95.
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